Using Tallow

monica197 Posts: 332 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2021 in Cattle

So I have been saving up clarified tallow in the freezer.

What is the best way to use it?


  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl Posts: 1,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I cook with it a lot. I actually use an ice cube tray to solidify my tallow. Once it is set, it goes into ziplock bags. Easier to grab a cube or two than chop a lump off.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,281 admin

    It is my favorite fat for frying, especially deep frying - french fries, fish, chicken, etc.

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • monica197
    monica197 Posts: 332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mary Linda Bittle, West Plains, Missouri

    thanks for the link

    found this recipe there...

    Here is a recipe that I’ve used. It’s based on The Soap Queen’s “Old Faithful” recipe.

    10.8 ounces coconut oil

    10.8 ounces olive oil

    10.8 ounces beef tallow

    1.4 ounces castor oil

    4.85 ounces lye

    11 ounces distilled water

    I like to mix my lye solution into my melted oils when both have reached about 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

    If you want to use beef tallow as your only fat, here is a recipe for that:

    30 ounces beef tallow

    4 ounces lye

    10 ounces of distilled water

    You might want to mix at higher temperatures (around 115 degrees Fahrenheit) since tallow has a higher melting point.

  • bettelee62
    bettelee62 Posts: 3 ✭✭✭

    I have been thrilled with the quality of tallow for seasoning cast iron and stainless steel. I keep a pint jar next to the stove with a silicon brush in it.

  • phightower108
    phightower108 Posts: 1 ✭✭✭

    I also use for cooking and it especially makes really good oven fries!